Anthony Joshua’s 2017 tweet telling Tyson Fury to ‘get fit you fat f***’ resurfaces – and world champion Gypsy King responds with ‘the right mindset can achieve anything’
- Tyson Fury ballooned to 28.5 stone when he was struggling with mental health
- Anthony Joshua tweeted: ‘Get fit you fat f***’, to his rival four years ago
- Gypsy King has since turned his life around and proved himself as the best
- He wrote: ‘With the right mindset and focus you can achieve anything’
Tyson Fury has reflected on his incredible transformation four years after Anthony Joshua told him: ‘Get fit you fat f***’.
The Gypsy King spiralled into depression and ballooned to 28.5 stone, drinking an estimated 100 pints a week at his lowest point.
AJ’s dig on social media has resurfaced as it was posted by him exactly four years ago.
Tyson Fury has overcome mental health issues to dominate heavyweight boxing and transformed since the message sent to him by Anthony Joshua four years ago
Tyson Fury weighed around 28.5 stone in November 2017 and changed his life around
BT Sport shared a composite image of Fury in 2017 with Joshua’s tweet underneath, alongside a picture of the heavyweight champion after his victory over Deontay Wilder in their trilogy bout last month.
And Fury responded to the message, writing: ‘With the right mindset and focus you can achieve anything.’
With the help of trainer and close friend Ben Davison, Fury embarked on an incredible journey back to the top.
He shed the excess weight and enjoyed a couple of simple fights, the first against Sefer Seferi and then Francesco Pianeta.
Then came the acid test in his first clash with Wilder. It ended in a controversial draw with many believing Fury should have won on the scorecards, but his ability to pick himself up off the canvas after a heavy knockdown is what captured the world’s attention.
Last February, Fury demolished Wilder in their rematch and he underlined his status as the best heavyweight in the world last month.
The transformation has been nothing short of remarkable and Fury regularly uses himself as an example for those struggling with their mental health.
A clash between AJ and Fury has long been spoken about but the Watford fighter’s recent defeat by Oleksandr Usyk has seen those plans shelved for now.
Fury’s next clash could be against Dillian Whyte next year but that is by no means guaranteed, with promoter Frank Warren recently telling TalkSport: ‘I don’t think anything will happen until the WBC has their convention, which is later this month and I don’t think that’s going to happen until then.
Fury was almost unrecognisable from the man who overcame Wladimir Klitschko in 2016
Fury recently defeated Wilder for the second time and remains unbeaten in the ring
‘There’s no rush and there’s no rush from Tyson’s perspective.
‘As I’ve said to everybody, it doesn’t matter what anybody says. He will do what he wants to do.
‘If the deal is right he’ll do it. If he doesn’t want to do it, he won’t do it. He’s his own man.’
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